Ophelia Ding


A Year in Books: 2018

I set out to read 30 books this year and ended up exceeding my goal by 2! Here’s my full reading list.

Let me know if you have any recommendations for next year — I’m aiming to read 36 in 2019. :)

Stats courtesy of Goodreads.

2018 Reading List:

denotes a favorite
*denotes a book club selection

  1. The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog* by Bruce Perry | Jan

  2. The Teacher Wars* by Dana Goldstein | Feb 

  3. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem | March

  4. The Shape of Water* by Guillermo del Toro | March

  5. Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew | March

  6. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng | April

  7. The Culture Code* by Daniel Coyle | April

  8. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | April

  9. Born a Crime* (reread) by Trevor Noah | May

  10. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng | May

  11. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline | May

  12. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | June

  13. A Higher Loyalty* by James Comey | June 

  14. We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates | July

  15. The Remains of the Day* by Kazuo Ishiguro | July

  16. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | Aug

  17. 1984* by George Orwell | Aug

  18. Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr. | Sept 

  19. Educated by Tara Westover | Sept

  20. Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic* by Sam Quinones | Sept

  21. The Thing Around Your Neck* by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Oct

  22. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson | Oct

  23. What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte | Oct

  24. Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jonny Sun | Oct

  25. At Large and At Small by Anne Fadiman | Oct

  26. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino | Oct

  27. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen | Nov

  28. Becoming by Michelle Obama | Nov

  29. Them* by Ben Sasse | Nov

  30. Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver by Mary Oliver | Dec

  31. The Little Prince* by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | Dec

  32. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis | Dec

Top 3: 

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce Perry
Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr.
At Large and At Small by Anne Fadiman